In one or two days, it shall be the first of... the next month. On the tenth of said month, the Elder Scrolls Anthology comes out. The Elder Scrolls is one of my favourite series and given the fact that one may never have another opportunity to celebrate like this again (until the next single player Elder Scrolls game comes out) I thought that for the next ten days I would write a few blogs all about the series. I'll start off telling you a story I've already told you 15 times like an senile oldster.
I was at a Gamestop buying Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction for my PS3 when a Gamestop employee asked me if I was looking forward to 'Skyrim'. I, not knowing what that was, said 'Noe'. A week or two later I saw a Gamespot article shamelessly gushing about some some kind preview they saw of it, or some such. I watched for a second, but, as I stated in the comments, MMOs weren't really for me. Within seconds someone with a duck avatar told me that 'The Elder Scrolls is single player, not an MMO, have you been living under a rock?'
A month later, my Gameinformer came in the mail and had an eight page feature on the upcoming Skyrim. Reading it and looking at the pictures, I really blown away. I hadn't ever seen a game with this much freedom before. Also, as a big fan of high fantasy, I really loved the setting and atmosphere.
My curiosity evolved into hype, evolved into me getting the game as soon as humanly possible for my PS3. In February of 2012 I had Skyrim. I faked being sick to get out of school (Yes, yes, that was wrong) and I immediately started the game. It took a couple of seconds for the game to completely entrall me. Skyrim became one of the biggest gaming addictions I've ever had, playing roughly 8 hours a day, every day, for weeks. This game is, without a doubt, in the top five games that have had such a resounding impact on me.
Now, with the Anthology collection, I have the chance to play Skyrim again, this time with the expansions. It's been a long time since I've played Skyrim last, but, as the friendly guard in Morrowind said, 'I'm sure you'll fit right in.' However, my fun won't end with the expansions. A young Elder Scrolls fan created a mod called 'Falskaar'. This mod is 1/3 the size of Skyrim and looks stunning.
Alright, the next blog will cover Oblivion, Morrowind, and the past Elder Scrolls games.
So, what about you? How were you first introduced to the Elder Scrolls? Where you a fan since the beginning or are you new to the series? Tell me your experinces!